User:Ct13/Combined Names

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Area-Point combinations

There are some situations where it will be appropriate to mix both Area and Point Places. For example, shopping centers and shopping malls where the mall itself could be considered a navigation destination, but there are also individual stores which are also valid for being marked.

A simple shopping center, when mapped in this manner, would look like this:

Wme places mall area with points.png


Combination naming

When naming Point Places which are contained within an Area Place in this way, it may be desirable to include the Area's name in the separate Point Place names. If this is desirable, name the Point Places with the specific name first, followed by a hyphen, followed by the Area name, as such: Point Specific Name - Area General Name

While this naming standard can be used to clarify a location it should be used sparingly as to align with standard place harmonization efforts. Generally, one does not need to distinguish chain locations from one another unless they meet one of the reasons below.

Common scenarios where combination naming can be applied:

  • Chain locations which offer services that are not substitutes. i.e. "Holiday Inn - Chicago Midway Airport" vs "Holiday Inn - Chicago O'Hare Area"
  • Location is inside of an airport or behind a private entrance. "Starbuck - Dulles International Airport (IAD)"
  • Destination is less accessible than similar locations in the area. i.e. fast food restaurant in a mall or on a college campus. "Arby's - Lakeside Square" or "Chick-fil-a - George Mason University Student Center"
  • Locations that are not full service i.e. "Starbucks - Target"
  • Area location adds specific context to a point place's name i.e. "Yulman Stadium - Tulane University"